The plenary sessions will open up a discussion about the innovativeness and the benefits in sharing in terms of the collaborators and the trend of innovation. The Thematic Special Sessions are created in hopes for sharing the innovation benefits of the science technology foundation can spread worldwide, so in-depth discussions about some specific topics, areas of study, current issues of local regions (continents), which are difficult to discuss in detail at the plenary sessions, will be conducted.
The Thematic Special Sessions of the forum would like to address topics such as ‘Technology Convergence’ and ‘Appropriate (Grassroots) Technology’. The discussion will begin with a review of the meaningful innovation activities based on the science technology foundation that are ongoing in the two areas. The discussion will continue with the discovery of detailed strategy and measures for the programs or projects that may be executable or feasible in the global community. In particular, two organizations, which are fully engaged and involved in each of the areas, are selected to introduce the accomplishments and application cases. Furthermore, countries or institutions that have similar cases will introduce the achievements and detailed strategies, all participating innovation collaborators will share the achievements, and the plans to spread such successful outcomes in other countries will be discussed.